MBA

General

Program Description

Program Description

The Raj Soin College of Business is committed to providing quality education that is both broad-based and professionally relevant; to creating an environment that fosters faculty development and strengthens the college’s links with the external community; and to exceeding the high standards of personal and professional conduct advanced by AACSB International, which accredited the college’s M.B.A. program in 1979. As a result of this commitment to teaching, research, service, and outreach, the university’s mission extends to the growth and development of the metropolitan Dayton area and Miami Valley and explores problems that have local, state, regional, national, and international applications.

The Raj Soin College of Business offers degree programs leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Social and Applied Economics, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Logistics Management, and the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree. Each student’s program is planned on an individual basis, taking into consideration the student’s background, needs, and objectives. This allows any program to be built on the student’s undergraduate work in business, the arts, sciences, engineering, or other fields of study.

A chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholastic honor society in the field of business and administration, was established by the College of Business and Administration in 1976.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the M.B.A. or Master of Accountancy program requires submission of the form “Application for Admission to a Graduate Status” to the Graduate School Office. All applicants for admission to a degree program must pay the application fee and submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. International applicants must submit an official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 550/213 or a band of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System test. Applicants must have an earned baccalaureate degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants for the M.Acc. degree program should have an undergraduate degree with a major or concentration in accounting in addition to the above requirements. Those with deficiencies may be required to successfully complete selected preparatory courses. Students without the undergraduate accounting major will be required to take undergraduate preparatory courses before beginning the M.Acc.; all such students should contact the Department of Accountancy before enrolling.

The Raj Soin College of Business admits only those individuals who show high promise for successful completion of the program. Admission to the program is based on a variety of criteria including past academic performance, standardized test score(s), intellectual capacity (including analytical and quantitative skills), preparedness for graduate study, and other factors.

Regular Admission in Business

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher will be granted regular admission to the MBA program. No GMAT is required. Applicants who have completed any graduate course work must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0. International applicants must have a score of at least 550/213 on the TOEFL.

Conditional Admission in Business

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70-2.99 will be granted conditional admission to the MBA program. No GMAT is required. The conditions of admission are that the student must earn a cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.00 in the semester in which they finish 9 credit hours of coursework. If they do not, they will be denied admission.

Petitions for Admission in Business

Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 may petition for admission with supporting evidence of an aptitude for graduate study. The supporting evidence required is a GMAT score (minimum 400) or equivalent GRE score. Students whose petitions are approved will be granted conditional admission and must meet the guidelines required for conditional admission status.

Provisional Admission in Business

Under certain conditions, an applicant may be admitted provisionally (for one quarter) pending receipt of the official credentials. Provisional admission is granted for one quarter to allow the applicant the time necessary for Wright State to receive the official documents. Provisional admission is not a final admission category. Once all official documents are received, the college will make a final decision to admit or not.

If admission requirements are not met during the quarter in which a student was admitted provisionally, registration for future quarters will be denied and the student will lose graduate credit for any graduate courses completed during the quarter.

Provisional Admission in Accountancy

Students without the undergraduate accounting major (or business degree) will be required to complete preparatory courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 before they can attain regular admission status.

Non-Degree or Transient Admission in Business

Applicants who meet all School of Graduate Studies requirements for non-degree admission or transient admission will be admitted into these categories. Students wanting to switch to degree status must reapply to the School of Graduate Studies for such status and may apply only 12 credit hours of Stage II requirements toward the degree.

The M.B.A. Degree

The mission of the Wright State M.B.A. degree program is to develop managers and leaders whose understanding and vision encompass the total organization. Graduates will work effectively within and across functional areas and understand the entire organization and its environment. Consistent with this mission, the primary learning objectives of the program are to develop in our students a cross-functional understanding of organizational operations; further develop students’ critical and analytical thinking skills; enhance students’ communication skills-oral, written, and interpersonal; and develop the ability to work collaboratively.

The M.S. Degree in Social and Applied Economics

For more information about the Master of Science Degree in Social and Applied Economics program, see the Economics section.

The M.S. Degree in Logistics Management

This program combines the study of business administration with advanced logistics courses. In an era of shrinking product life cycles, proliferating product lines, shifting distribution chains, and changing technology, mastery of logistics has become an essential ingredient of competitive success. The M.S. program in Logistics Management provides an excellent background for this purpose. For more information on this program, see M.S. in Logistics Management section.

The M.Acc. Degree

The aim of the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is to provide students with a broad set of competencies designed to facilitate success in professional accounting careers and to qualify graduates to sit for the uniform CPA examination in the state of Ohio. See M.Acc. degree requirements.

Dual Degree with Economics

Students may obtain both the M.B.A. degree and the M.S. degree in Social and Applied Economics under the dual-degree program, which permits common course work to apply to both programs as long as the courses are completed within the time limit set for completion of graduate degree programs. This policy does not apply to students who received an M.B.A. degree or M.S. degree in economics from schools other than Wright State. Contact the director of M.B.A. programs and the director of M.S. in Social and Applied Economics Program for further details.

Dual Degree with Nursing

Students may obtain both the M.B.A. degree and the M.S. degree in administration of nursing and health care systems under the dual-degree program, which permits common course work to apply to both programs. Students who receive an M.B.A. degree or M.S. degree in nursing from schools other than Wright State cannot enter this dual degree program. For further information, contact the director of graduate programs in business and logistics management and director of M.S. in the nursing program.

MBA CORE and Concentrations

After completing (or being waived from) the prerequisite foundation courses, students begin the MBA program with the MBA Core, 21 credit hours of course work that are common to all MBA students. Students should enroll in MBA 7500 - Leadership and Ethics, as the first core course. Students cannot enroll in the capstone course, MBA 7500, until they have completed all core MBA courses and obtain permission from the Director of the MBA program. Students also complete a nine-credit-hour concentration chosen from the list shown below.

Students have the flexibility to choose and structure concentration(s) to meet their career objectives. Foundation courses cannot be used as electives within the concentration area(s). Students taking graduate business courses are expected to follow course prerequisite requirements.

Last updated May 2019

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Wright State University is a nationally ranked public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools ... Read More

Wright State University is a nationally ranked public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education in the American heartland. Read less